Overview of Interests
Dr. McDonald's research is directly related to improving the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and related conditions by examining factors, and designing interventions and programs, that optimize the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of adults on the autism spectrum. Much of her previous and current work entails gathering the varied perspectives to inform research and my current projects explicitly include self-advocates in the research process from inception to completion. Additionally, her work on identity, self-determination, and health factors, such as sleep, are all focused on improving the quality of life in adults on the autism spectrum.
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